The Daniel Project, run by the Asociación Proyecto Daniel Pro Ayuda a Jóvenes con Cáncer y Otras Enfermedades Crónicas has become an important tool over the last 8 years in helping children diagnosed with cancer in Costa Rica.
Fundación MAPFRE has been collaborating on this project since 2015 through funding the development of educational activities and leisure pursuits enjoyed by 300 children in the city of San José in Costa Rica.
The Daniel project carries out recreational therapy in hospitals and provides psychological support as well as educational and leisure activities outside hospital so that young people with cancer do not miss out on enjoying their young life because of their illness. The project seeks to offer young people with cancer the necessary information to learn how to face their illness. They also support them through leisure activities that help them to cope with living with a cancer diagnosis without losing hope and to continue enjoying their life.
The Daniel Project, founded in 2010, is an association which focuses all its efforts on improving the quality of life of young people with cancer in San José. It has been a pioneering NGO in creating spaces in the San Juan de Dios and Hospital México public hospitals where they have provided much requested recreational therapy and companionship for patients.